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Goal: Run until it's no longer fun. Motto: "Always be a unicorn." Mission: #dontdie
Krista ran: Was super worried goi...
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- 10 miles
- 01:39 time
- 09:52 pace
- 1299 calories
Was super worried going into this run because my shins had been feeling pissed all day. I half expected to get a few steps down the path, then turn around in pain. But today I was hellbent on learning some tips and tricks for proper form (fore/midfoot striking, efficiency, etc.) since I have the worst running form known to man (heel striking, etc.). I flooded myself with videos and tips from Peter L. and Angela K. and put them all to the test from my first step. I could tell IMMEDIATELY the difference. It's like I was working the opposite leg muscles that I normally do. Instead of shins and hammies, it was calves and quads. I didn't even FEEL it in my shins, and for 10 miles I didn't have an ounce of pain. MIRACLE. However, less than halfway through my calves were burning like a mo-fo. They're definitely not used to being used as much. Maintaining proper form took a ridiculous amount of concentration and patience, and sometimes it felt totally awkward, but I think with plenty of practice I could get the hang. For now I'm just excited that I was able to avoid wrecking my shins today.
Now, the run: did an out-and-back on Military Ridge. Ran two miles then transitioned into (4) 60-second pickups at 5K effort with 90-seconds of rest in between each. Then ran another 4 miles before repeating the pickups again, then rounded out the run with 10 miles total. Not too shabby for a Tuesday. Rest tomorrow then another higher mileage day on Thursday.